Eli Levandowski Gifford, age 8, of Benton went to be with the lord on Thursday May 30 2013 at 6:59 pm Eli was born Nov. 27 2004 . He was the son of Robert and Jennifer Gifford of Benton. He is survived by Three brothers Caleb, Anthony and Leo. Four Sisters Chastity, Kendra, Kaylynn and Layla. Grandparents Larry and Tina Tucker of Sesser and Lola Hanson of Sesser and Sharon and Charles Baxter of Sesser. Great-grandparents Ray and Dorothy Baxter of Sesser. Aunts and Uncles Anthony and Deanna Tucker of Mt Carmel IL, Amber Tucker and Nick Tomaszewicz of Ewing and Lisa and Allan Steinmetz., Dustin Corey and Jason Corey. Eleven Cousins Courtney Salatas, Larry Salatas , David Tucker, Neaveh Tucker, Paige Tucker, Alana Steinmetz and Abram Tomaszewicz, Haliey, Hannah,Emma,and Dennis. Elie's dream was to be a chef. Services will be at the First Apostolic Church in Sesser on Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 11: am.Bro. Mike Flemming will officiate. Visitation will be Monday June 3, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the church. Burial will be in Hammonds Cemetery.